Yes, there is trash on the too narrow to walk on sidewalks. Yes, you have to watch your step because the entire city is a work in progress. Yes, people live close together with no yards,few garages, a myriad of empty buildings waiting for bank money and investors to fix them up. Yes, there is noise and congestion. Yes, this is an urban landscape with cement, tile, asphalt the main building materials.Yes, there are dogs and cats sleeping on the sidewalk and I haven’t been bitten yet. Yes,people speak a different language. Yes, getting around without a car is humbling..
On the other side of the coin, there is vitality and energy everywhere. The people are friendly. You can see something new on every street just in your neighborhood alone.
I live in a covenant controlled community with all houses virtually identical with no different exterior color schemes and all projects having to be approved by an unseen board.
I love to walk here.
There is stimulation for those who don’t want everything to be the same, all the time.